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April Showers bring ________? Dr. Scott McElroy teaches TWER how to look at the Toomer Oaks

Press conferenced. Tents pitched. Dirt sucked. Photos tweeted. Now what’ed? It’s getting warm. That’s when they said it’d happen. But what, exactly? What exactly are we supposed to be looking for when we drive by those depressing little fences? (And, oh yeah, how are we supposed to celebrate come fall?)

I took a stroll with Scott McElroy up at Toomer’s Corner last week to find out. McElroy is a professor in the Auburn College of Agriculture’s Department of Turf Management. He’s part of the inter-department task force trying to save the poisoned Toomer’s oaks. He’s close to the situation. He knows how to compare leaves. He knows how to pronounce tebuthiuron. He knew that the campus tour coincidentally coming through as I taped him might make a pretty poignant clip.

And he still — despite the bad signs, and because of the good ones — has hope. (Except for the rolling part — he thinks we should lay off for a while.)

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Jeremy Henderson is the editor of The War Eagle Reader and co-host of Rich and Jeremy in the Mornings on Wings 94.3 FM in Auburn. Follow him on Twitter: @wareaglereader / @jerthoughts / @RichandJeremy

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